Lee Cummard Quotes
-On what sticks out to him regarding memorable moments here: "Uh, there's a few. Nothing too specific, just a lot of success, a lot of good times here at the Marriott Center, and yeah, just a lot of fun."
-When asked if no game sticks out: "No particular game [sticks out]. There's instances that, if I think about it, stick out a little bit. But overall, just celebrating after victories or celebrating [after] winning conference championships, those sort of things come to mind."
-On whether there wasn't even a particular moment he could think of: "There's been too many! I mean, we could be here all day … Probably celebrating - I believe it was [my] sophomore year - when we won [the conference title]. [That's the] first thing that comes to mind when I think about my times here."
-On what his expectations were when coming to BYU: "To come in and hopefully have a great career. I mean, I can't say I haven't accomplished it. I've accomplished almost everything that I sought to accomplish while I was here - obviously give and take a few things - and we've still got a lot of season left to accomplish a few more things."
-On what he wants fans to remember him as: "Just a guy that got after it, played hard, played tough, played physical, liked to compete."
-On whether a shared championship might not feel as sweet as an outright championship: "Well it'll put a ring on my finger, and if that's the case I won't tell anybody we're co- or tri-champs. I'll say, ‘Hey, check out my championship ring."
-Regarding whether it is that much sweeter to have the opportunity to clinch at least a share of the title on Senior Night: "That will be exciting, but [we've] just got to get after it. Air Force hasn't played well - as well as they're capable of – [but] they've got a few guys that are extremely hot right now, and the last thing we want to do is spoil what we've worked so hard for."
-On whether there was a point when it was affirmed to him that coming to BYU was the right decision: "I think that whole sophomore year I just had a great, fun year. I had more of a limited role on the team but I got to play a lot, and that's all that I wanted to do was stay on the court. And to me - we'll see how this year ends up - it's got a lot of the same feel. But [my sophomore year] was a fantastic year and since then it's just kind of gotten better and better."
Coach Rose Quotes
-On his thoughts on Lee's career, with it being Senior Night: "Well I think that if you ask Lee, he'll tell you that he's got a lot more games in him. [Senior Night] will be an emotional time to get through to start the game and the pregame ceremony, but after that it's time to play and we need to be ready for a real battle. This Air Force team played us really well last time we played them."
-When asked if he could reflect on Lee's career at BYU: "I don't really think too far in advance, but there are times when the game's over, I'm sitting in a locker room somewhere looking at the stats and wondering what it would be like to not have Lee on our team."
-On his impressions of Lee when he was recruiting him: "As many times as I watched him, the times we went back as a staff to see him, there was never a doubt from anyone that he could play for us, and sometimes that's not the case when you recruit players. There's a time when you go see a kid play and maybe you might have some reservations one way or another, but with Lee everybody was pretty convinced from the first time they saw him."
-On if he feels a special attachment to Lee since his freshman year was Coach Rose's first year as head coach, and because Lee is the only player he's coached all four years: "Yeah, those are the things that sometimes kinda run through your mind. I wonder what it will be like coaching without Lee, because he's been in every game."